Environmental Governance in Guatemala
Implementation: December 2008- February 2012
In order to remedy this situation the Joint Plan for Guatemala recognizes that the correct management of water resources is a key feature in the adaptation to climate change, particularly to confront the growing threat of exacerbated droughts. A correct management of hydrologic resources understands water’s importance for productive activities, social uses, hygienic and sanitary uses and communal use. It also recognizes the fact that water management may be devolved to private companies.
The Joint Program for Guatemala aims at three main goals:
1. Institutionalization of mechanisms facilitating the coordination and implementation of national territorial policies
2. Institutionalization of the financial and administrative mechanisms for improving the correct management of natural resources. In particular, the management of the quantity and efficiency of water resources and other environmental services occurring in municipalities and departments
3. Development of Demonstrating Interventions regarding the correct management of watrer resources within municipal associations so as to mainstream the lessons learned into local policy